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A New World Record: Biggest Iceboat in the World

Just in from Four Lakes, amazing: iceboat.org A New World Record: Biggest Iceboat in the World Deb Whitehorse Oct 22 Iceboating has attracted dreamers and creators since some guy in Holland first thought about attaching iron skates to a canal … Continue reading

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Swap Meet!

Full steam ahead to next weekend’s NEIYA swap meet, lunch and meeting at Thompson Speedway, CT. And on the Sunday following, 10/30, CIBC’s meeting at Dave Fortier’s house in Biddeford. Meeting at 11:00, pot luck lunch to follow. Drawing by … Continue reading

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Back to the Future

Here’s a brand new pocket skeeter for sale. Composite mast, mylar sail, 36” Sarns Plate runners, 9” super chocks. Hull weighs 75# all up, car toppable. Wheel steering, tapered sheet. 11” plank optimized for 160# skipper but will tune if … Continue reading

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Cobbosee

With all the chat about this winter’s NEIYA Vintage Gathering, here’s a little something. A few years ago, on an early season tip from Lee Spiller, we sailed Lake Cobbosseecontee. The lake is nine miles long, wide in some places … Continue reading

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The 2023 ‘Vintage Challenge’ is on!

New England Ice Yacht Association The 2023 ‘Vintage Challenge’ is on! Jay Whitehair Vice Commodore Oct 6 As temperatures start to fall for the season we are officially calling out for the vintage fleet to return to the ice. If … Continue reading

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